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Hebrew Insights - Biblical.Hebrew.Messianic.

Israel Nelson

Every week we unpack a new Hebrew word to gain additional insights into the meaning of this word and enhance our study of the Hebrew Bible (Old Testament). It's a fun and engaging way to learn and grow in your knowledge of Biblical vocabulary.



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Mar 29, 2017 Israel Nelson
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With the Passover (Pesach) coming soon I spend a few minutes sharing some of the background to this feast and why it's so important for all believers.
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Mar 23, 2017 Israel Nelson
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Passover is coming up in less than a month and I wanted to talk about some words that are connected with this special feast!  Enjoy!
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Mar 15, 2017 Israel Nelson
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I sit down for a fascinating conversation with George Whitten to discuss world events, Israel and his ministry - Worthy News.
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Mar 9, 2017 Israel Nelson
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Our good friend Sue Werner gives some wonderful insights into the feast of Esther.
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Mar 2, 2017 Israel Nelson
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The feast of Purim is almost here and we're going to talk about a central idea of the holiday, casting lots.  That's what a "Pur" is.  The Hebrew word is "goral".  But we're also going to hit on the Urim and the Thummim in this conversation.
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Feb 23, 2017 Israel Nelson
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Bride (kalah) and groom (chatan) both contain ideas that are valuable to marriage.  There's a lot that could be said about them, but here I unpack a couple key thoughts for you to chew on.  Enjoy!
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Feb 16, 2017 Israel Nelson
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The four words we look at in this episode are often translated "rejoice".  Rejoicing is an expression of joy.  The expression in Hebrew are really cool.
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Feb 9, 2017 Israel Nelson
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There are many Hebrew words for happiness and joy in Hebrew.  I'm going to spend two weeks unpacking seven of them.  First up - Simchah, Asher and Chedvah.
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Feb 2, 2017 Israel Nelson
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Righteousness is an important and sometimes difficult word to understand in scripture.  Its antonym Rashah means guilty or wicked.  But they both are established in relationship to a standard or standard giver.
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Jan 26, 2017 Israel Nelson
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The fear of Jehovah and the command to not fear other things is a dominant theme in the Hebrew Bible.  It's important to understand the nature of fear in Hebrew to understand our attitude toward our heavenly Father.
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Jan 18, 2017 Israel Nelson
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The word for neighbor (re'ah) is an important idea in scripture.  Defining who was meant by this term was a significant theological/legal debate.  Yeshua's answers this question with a story that leaves everyone undone and dividing lines broken to pieces.
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Jan 12, 2017 Israel Nelson
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The Gospel is the message that contains the power of salvation and in today's episode I share a couple thoughts from the Greek word and the Hebrew!
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Jan 5, 2017 Israel Nelson
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Yeshua was asked what was the greatest commandment and He quotes the Sh'ma and the Ahavtah from Deut. 6.  I want to take a look at the use of heart, soul and strength in this context and show the expanding circle of love that he is describing.  A circle that He wants to fill.
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Dec 28, 2016 Israel Nelson
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Kinah is a passion for what is yours or you wish were yours.  It is most often translated as jealousy or zeal.  
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Dec 22, 2016 Israel Nelson
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We continue our conversation from last week wth Sue Werner on Hanukah; and she shares her thoughts on Hanukah and Christmas.
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Dec 15, 2016 Israel Nelson
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We sat down for a conversation with Sue Werner to talk about the story of Hanukah (the feast of dedication).
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Dec 7, 2016 Israel Nelson
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The feast of dedication is coming up in few weeks and so I'm going to share the meaning of the word Hanukah as well as Maccabees, the Israelite hero's of the Hanukah story, and the some information on the word for light, or!
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Dec 1, 2016 Israel Nelson
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Heaven is of common word in the Hebrew Bible and refers to multiple places like the sky, space and the dwelling place of Elohim.
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Nov 24, 2016 Israel Nelson
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To be noble is to be generous, to be a leader is to lift up others and to be a ruler is to make the world like you want it to be.
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Nov 16, 2016 Israel Nelson
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Lord is a very common term for Jehovah in the scriptures, not to be confused with LORD (YHVH).  The basis for authority in Lord is very important as well as the nature of the special word for Lord used exclusively for Jehovah.  Sar is the Hebrew word often translated prince in the Bible.  Yeshua is referred to as the Prince of Peace for good reason.
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Nov 10, 2016 Israel Nelson
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Given the recent election in the US, I'm going to spend the next couple weeks talking about words for rulers and authority in Hebrew.  This week is el (god) and melech (king).  Both words are very common in scripture, but perhaps not fully appreciated.
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Nov 2, 2016 Israel Nelson
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The Hebrew words for times are all rich with meaning.  I share what the sense of each word is and an insight into the nature of telling time in the Bible.  Yom = Day; Shavuah = Week; Chodesh = Month; Shanah = Year.
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Sep 29, 2016 Israel Nelson
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Rosh Hashanah is coming up this week and in the Bible Rosh Hashanah (the Jewish new year) is the Feast of Trumpets.  There are two Hebrew words that are translated trumpets and they are very different instruments.  I also discuss the two words that are most associated with these instruments.
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Sep 22, 2016 Israel Nelson
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This week I sit down with Renalee Colon to hear her miraculous testimony concerning the Sabbath (Shabbat in Hebrew).  The word Shabbat comes from the idea of ceasing and is used as a verb in the scriptures as well as a noun.  The Sabbath was created on the seventh day by God ceasing from His work.  It's a day that He blessed and set apart as a day of rest for His creation and especially for man.  If you would like to learn more about the Sabbath check out our Beth Emanuel Sermon podcasts on...
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Sep 14, 2016 Israel Nelson
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Sep 8, 2016 Israel Nelson
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Aug 31, 2016 Israel Nelson
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The Feasts of the Lord from Leviticus 23 are remarkable as both descriptions of times of meeting between the Lord and His people and the remarkable correlation they have with the plan of redemption.  Yeshua is crucified on Passover, raised on the Feast of Firstfruits and the Holy Spirit is given on the feast of Pentecost.  These are all feasts or appointments ordained by the Lord in His word 1,300 years before these events.  What else can we learn from them?
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Aug 24, 2016 Israel Nelson
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Raphah is the Hebrew word for healing.  The idea behind "raphah" is to knit together or mend, especially with the thought of restoring to an original state.  The Lord is our healer and has made provision through Yeshua's own death (being torn apart) for us to be held together or restored to wholeness.
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Aug 10, 2016 Israel Nelson
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Psalm 23 contains a lot of familiar and beautiful ideas on what it means to be one of Jehovah's sheep.  In this episode, I'm giving additional translation notes on many of the words used in this familiar psalm.
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Aug 3, 2016 Israel Nelson
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Here are three more words that are translated love in the Hebrew Bible.  They all provide wonderful insight into the emotion and commitment of love.  This is perhaps the most striking when we think of Jehovah's love for us with these words, but probably the most convicting when we think of the call that we have to show this kind of love to the Lord and others!
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Jul 26, 2016 Israel Nelson
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There are a few Hebrew words that are translated "love" in English.  I'm going to take a brief look at the meaning behind each of them and what light they shed on "love" in the Hebrew Bible.  You're going to "love" it:-)
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Jul 6, 2016 Israel Nelson
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The word "offerings" is almost always a translation of four different Hebrew words.  I'm going to touch on each of them in an attempt to shed light on the ideas in offerings.  Ideas like not coming near empty handed, the ascending of sweet aroma, apportioned tribute and the shedding of blood in our acts of worship to Jehovah.  Please let me know what you think about the podcast!  The Hebrew words here are really beautiful and rich!
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Jun 29, 2016 Israel Nelson
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The word for covenant in Hebrew likely comes from the word to cut and or to to eat.  It's amazing how clearly this imagery is shown in our new covenant with Jehovah through the sacrificial death of Yeshua (Jesus).  It is also related to the Hebrew word for creation of forming which is to cut away.  It reminds us of how a sculpture creates statues by removing from the rock or marble the parts don't belong to the image in his mind.  This word is additionally related to the idea of choosing,...
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Jun 22, 2016 Israel Nelson
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Rauch is translated spirit, wind or breath most commonly in Scripture.  It is the connecting of the visible and in the invisible as a we cannot see wind, but we see the world effected by the wind.  It is also connected to the word for smell (Re'ach) and reminds us that we need God's Spirit to be a pleasing aroma to the Father.
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Jun 15, 2016 Israel Nelson
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The Hebrew word for face is used in a lot of different ways in the Bible depending on context and conjugation.  It comes from the root "panah" to turn and has the idea of what we are focused on.  Where our face is turned. "Panim" is also translated presence and teaches us that simply showing up isn't the same as being "present". One of the most interesting ideas of panim as a face is seeing God's face or being face to face with God.   Face is connected to God's...
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Jun 8, 2016 Israel Nelson
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The Hebrew word for Blessing is connected to the word for knee or kneeling.  The idea is that one bows when blessing another.  We can see this in our own blessing of God in our need to humble ourselves.  But what is more remarkable yet is that God humbles Himself to bless us.
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Jun 1, 2016 Israel Nelson
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This week we dig into Torah, a word usually translated Law in the english Bible (over 85% of the time to be exact).  However, Torah derives from the idea of pointing or directing more than just commandments or rules.
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May 15, 2016 Israel Nelson
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This week we unpack the word for house "bayit".  It is a common word in scripture appearing over 2,000 times.  It can deal with a physical location or a household of people and in that connection lies some wonderful insight in this important word.
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May 11, 2016 Israel Nelson
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In this episode we unpack the word SHALOM.  It is the Hebrew word for peace, but there's a lot more to this word.  Listen in to get the scoop on SHALOM!